Tag Archives: National Air and Space Museum

April 2020 Virtual Vacation Recap


As I detailed in my last post, I planned a virtual vacation for the month of April, with a themed online activity planned for 25 of the 30 days. (I left Thursdays out since I was initially slated to go … Continue reading

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Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: First Semester


Museum education students spend a lot of time thinking about museum field trips – typically, the visits undertaken by busloads of schoolchildren. But what about the museum education students themselves? In the Museum Education Program at George Washington University, we … Continue reading

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Washington Post’s Free and Easy 2/27-3/4


Happy Leap Week! This week’s recommended free events include a movie screening at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday 2/29, stargazing at the National Air and Space Museum on Saturday 3/3, and a piano concert at the National Gallery of … Continue reading

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Challenges in Interpreting Challenger


I was three years old on January 28, 1986, when the Challenger disaster occurred; I have no personal where-were-you-when memories of the event. Years later, someone told me that everyone who worked at NASA knew that the seven astronauts would … Continue reading

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A Spacey Saturday


Preceding my zooey Sunday was a spacey Saturday: a day spent volunteering at the National Air and Space Museum‘s family day with fellow volunteers from the organization One Brick. The theme of the family day was African American Pioneers in … Continue reading

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